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Visual Neuroscience: Unique Neural System for Flight Stabilization in Hummingbirds.

Research paper by M R MR Ibbotson

Indexed on: 25 Jan '17Published on: 25 Jan '17Published in: Current Biology



Abstract

The pretectal visual motion processing area in the hummingbird brain is unlike that in other birds: instead of emphasizing detection of horizontal movements, it codes for motion in all directions through 360°, possibly offering precise visual stability control during hovering.